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[image]Fires in Central Africa - NASA
Late in the calendar year, widespread agricultural fires spring up across Africa in the semi-arid grasslands known as the Sahel and in the tropical savannas to the south. This natural-color image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite on Nov. 27, 2008, shows fires (marked in red dots) across central Africa. The top edge of the image traces the northern edge of the Sahel, where it meets the Sahara Desert...
Keywords: Fires in Central Africa; What -- Aqua; What -- Earth; Where -- Cameroon
Downloads: 30
[image]Fires in Idaho - NASA
A handful of wildfires sprang up in Idaho in the third week of August 2008, affecting hundreds of acres in forests and wilderness areas west of the Bitterroot Range Mountains. This image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite shows the area on August 18. Places where MODIS detected active fires are outlined in red. A few of the larger fires are labeled...
Keywords: Fires in Idaho; What -- Aqua; Where -- Idaho
Downloads: 29
[image]Fires in Los Angeles County - NASA
On the night of August 30-31, 2009, the Station Fire north of the city of Los Angeles spread in three directions and doubled in size, according to the Los Angeles Times. Two fire fighters had been killed and at least at least 18 homes in Tujunga Canyon had burned as of the morning of August 31. According to the Incident Information System, the Station Fire covered 85,760 acres as of the morning of August 31, 2009...
Keywords: What -- Terra; Where -- Los Angeles; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Downloads: 25
[image]Fires in California - NASA
Forest fires in Northern California were slowly being contained in the first weeks of August 2008. Many of the fires started in the first week of summer when a rash of lightning strikes ignited hundreds of fires in the state. The image above was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite on August 10. Places where the sensor detected actively burning fire are outlined in red...
Keywords: Fires in California; What -- Aqua; What -- Earth; Where -- California
Downloads: 56
[image]Mint Fire, California
This three-dimensional image of the Mint Fire burn area on Sierra Pelona Ridge between Agua Dulce and Palmdale, Calif., was developed from infrared data recorded by the Autonomous Modular Sensor mounted in NASA Dryden's Beechcraft B-200 King Air aircraft on a shakedown flight Sept. 19. The bright red area shows the actual area burned from its ignition point near the bottom of the image to the top of the ridge line where the fire was stopped after burning about 650 to 700 acres of grass and brush...
Downloads: 7
[image]Pyrocumulonimbus Plume from Fires in Minnesota
A large cumulus cloud settled over the Pagami Creek fire in Minnesota, 14 miles east of the city of Ely. Many campsites and roads near the cloud are closed due to the 100,000 acre-wide fire, according to the U.S. Forest Service Incident Information System. Pyrocumulonimbus plumes are wildfire-related clouds with great similarities to thunderstorms and certain volcanic eruptions. NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Terra satellite captured the plume on Septem...
Downloads: 4
[image]Fires in Eastern India and Northwest Burma - NASA
Scores of active fires were burning in eastern India and the mountainous provinces of northwest Burma (Myanmar) on March 9, 2009, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead and captured this photo-like image. Locations where the sensor detected active fires are outlined in red. Agricultural and other land-maintenance fires are common in the area this time of year (dry season), so many of these fires were probably intentionally started ...
Keywords: Fires in Eastern India and Northwest Burma; What -- Aqua; What -- Earth; Where -- Myanmar
Downloads: 40
[image]Fires in California - NASA
Gusty winds drove wildfires into southern California cities in mid-November 2008. This image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite shows the Los Angeles metropolitan area on November 16, 2008. Places where the sensor detected active fires are outlined in red. The top image shows smoke spreading far to the west over the Pacific Ocean. According to the National Interagency Fire Center daily situation report from November 16, the Sayre Fire north of...
Keywords: Fires in California; What -- Aqua; Where -- California; Where -- Los Angeles; Where -- Pacific Ocean; Where -- San Fernando
Downloads: 30
[image]Wildfire in Bío-Bío, Chile
A large wildfire burning in the Bío-Bío region of central Chile killed one man and forced more than 600 people from their homes in the first days of 2012. Active fire fronts are outlined in red in this image taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite on January 2. The large fire is one of several that MODIS detected near the cities of Concepción and Chillán...
Downloads: 88
[image]Fires in Burma, Thailand, Laos - NASA
Thick smoke hung over the eastern Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, and Laos on March 9, 2009, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite passed over head and captured this image. Scores of active fires (red outlines) were detected. During the winter dry season, intentional fires for agriculture, brush clearing, and trash disposal are common in Southeast Asia. Intentional fires also get out of control, however, and some of these fires could be accidental for...
Keywords: Fires in Burma, Thailand, Laos; What -- Aqua; What -- Earth; Where -- Laos
Downloads: 63
[image]Fires in Western Africa
NASA's Aqua satellite picked up heat signatures from fires in west Africa on January 7, 2012 at 14:05 UTC (9:05 a.m. EST) using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument that flies aboard the satellite. Fires appear in red on this image. There is a large area of fires in eastern Guinea, southwestern Mali, and north and central Cote D'Ivoire. MODIS also detected fires in the northern half of Sierra Leone, southwestern Burkina Faso, and throughout Ghana...
Downloads: 249
[image]Fires in Central Africa
NASA's Aqua satellite picked up heat signatures from fires in central Africa on December 13 at 12:30 UTC (7:30 a.m. EST) using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument that flies aboard the satellite. Fires appear in red on this image. There is a large area of light brown smoke over Nigeria from fires there. Other fires were burning in central and north Cameroon, southern Chad, throughout the Central African Republic and the northwestern corner of the Democratic Repub...
Downloads: 90
[image]Wildfires in Alaska's Yukon Flats Wildlife Refuge - NASA
Large fires in eastern Alaska«És Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge were billowing out thick plumes of yellowish smoke when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA«És Terra satellite captured this natural-color image on July 30, 2009. The smoke appears to be relatively close to the ground; in many places, brighter clouds lie over top of the smoke. The large version of the image shows that the smoke covers a wide area of Alaska and western Canada...
Keywords: What -- Terra; Where -- Alaska; Where -- Canada
Downloads: 37
[image]Fires in Ecuador
On November 18, 2011 at 19:10 UTC (2:10 p.m. EST), the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite detected fires (in red) in the coastal province of Santa Elena, Ecuador, and further inland (east) in the province of Guayas. Fires also appear to be burning in Machalilla National Park, a preserve in the Ecuadorian Manabí Province. NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team...
Downloads: 29
[image]Smoke Over Western Russia - NASA
Intense fires continued to rage in western Russia on August 4, 2010. Burning in dry peat bogs and forests, the fires produced a dense plume of smoke that reached across hundreds of kilometers. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer MODIS captured this view of the fires and smoke in three consecutive overpasses on NASA's Terra satellite. The smooth gray-brown smoke hangs over the Russian landscape, completely obscuring the ground in places...
Keywords: What -- Terra; What -- MISR; Where -- Russia; Where -- Moscow; Where -- United States of America; Where -- Chicago; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center GSFC
Downloads: 6
[image]Fires in Western Africa - NASA
Agricultural fires burned in western Africa on December 26, 2009. Source: NASA/MODIS(Aqua)
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[image]Fires in Northwestern India - NASA
Agricultural fires burned in northwestern India in late October 2009. Source: NASA/MODIS(Aqua)
Keywords: Where -- India; What -- Aqua
Downloads: 139
[image]NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of fires and smoke occurring in Western Australia's Gascoyne
NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of fires and smoke occurring in Western Australia's Gascoyne region. The fires forced the closure of the Kennedy Range National Park during the week of January 17, 2012. Western Australia's Gascoyne region has 373 miles (600 kilometers) of coastline along the Southern Indian Ocean and includes the local government areas of Carnarvon, Exmouth, Shark Bay and Upper Gascoyne...
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[image]NASA's Aqua Satellite 3 For 1 Texas Fires, Tropical Storms
NASA's Aqua satellite captured three major weather-related events in one image. Raging wildfires are occurring in Texas while the remnant clouds from Tropical Storm Lee in the northern Gulf of Mexico were also seen by Aqua. One satellite image taken by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured the two tropical systems and smoke from the Texas fires on Sept...
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[image]Fires in British Columbia, Canada - NASA
Several large forest fires burned in British Columbia, Canada on August 4, 2010. The fires are outlined in red in this true-color image taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer MODIS on NASA's Aqua satellite. The fires shown in this image are in the Cariboo region of the province, where 120 fires were burning on August 3. Many of the large fires ignited in a lightning storm on July 28, and additional lightning-caused fires started on August 3, said the wildfire management branc...
Keywords: What -- Columbia; What -- Aqua; Where -- Canada; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center GSFC
Downloads: 7
[image]Fire in Western Australia's Nuytsland Nature Reserve - NASA
A fire in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in Western Australia was triggered by lightning in the second week of November, and it had burned about 30,000 hectares (74,130 acres) as of November 20, 2009.
Keywords: Where -- Australia
Downloads: 96
[image]Texas Wildfires Seen from the ISS
This panoramic view of east-central Texas on September 6, 2011, highlights numerous smoke plumes caused by wildfires burning across the state. The image was taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS), who used a short focal-length lens (12 mm) to capture a wide field of view. Smoke plumes are clearly visible to the east of Austin; to the north of Houston; to the northwest of Lake Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend Reservoir; and to the west of Shreveport, Louisiana...
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[image]Fires in West Africa - NASA
Agricultural and other land-management or trash-burning fires are widespread across West Africa in the dry season. This image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite on March 17, 2009, shows scores of fires (locations marked in red) burning in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. Although agricultural burning such as this is not necessarily immediately hazardous, it can have a major impact on air quality and human health, climate, and natural resourc...
Keywords: Fires in West Africa; What -- Aqua; What -- Earth; Where -- Sierra Leone; Where -- Liberia
Downloads: 51
[image]NASA Spacecraft Images Texas Wildfire
The tri-county Riley Road wildfire burning in Texas north of Houston was 85 percent contained when the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on Sept. 12, 2011. More than 19,000 acres and approximately 100 homes have been consumed since the fire started a week ago. The burned areas are dark gray and black; vegetation appears red; and bare ground and roads are light gray...
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[image]Fires in Eastern Siberia - NASA
Fires raged in eastern Siberia in late July 2010, sending a plume of thick smoke hundreds of kilometers wide over the Bering Sea. News sources attributed fires in the Russian Federation to drought, heat, and human activity. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite captured this natural-color image on July 25, 2010. Red outlines indicate areas with unusually high surface temperatures associated with actively burning fires...
Keywords: What -- Terra; Where -- Bering Sea; Where -- Sea of Okhotsk
Downloads: 24
[image]Smoke Over Western Russia - NASA
Fires continued burning around Moscow on August 7, 2010, forcing airports to delay flights, and prompting locals to stay indoors or venture out only with gauze masks, Bloomberg reported. Carbon monoxide levels in the capital city were several times the maximum allowable limit. Meanwhile, firefighters fought 577 fires covering 193,516 hectares 747 square miles. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer MODIS on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image on August 7...
Keywords: What -- Aqua; Where -- Moscow; Where -- Russia
Downloads: 2
[image]Fires Around Lake Malawi in Africa - NASA
Fires continued to burn around eastern Africa's Lake Malawi (Lake Nyasa) on October 13, 2009. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image the same day. The fires were likely set for purposes of agriculture, a common occurrence at this time of year. Red dots indicate hotspots associated with actively burning fires, which burn all around Lake Malawi...
Keywords: What -- Terra; Where -- Malawi; Where -- Zimbabwe; Where -- Mozambique; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Downloads: 89
[image]More Los Angeles Fire Images - NASA
Triple-digit temperatures, extremely low relative humidities, dense vegetation that has not burned in decades, and years of extended drought are all contributing to the explosive growth of wildfires throughout Southern California. The Station fire, which began Aug. 26, 2009, in La Canada/Flintridge, not far from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, had reportedly burned 105,000 acres (164 square miles) of the Angeles National Forest by mid-day Aug...
Keywords: What -- MISR; What -- Terra; What -- Earth; Where -- California; Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL); Where -- Los Angeles; Where -- Washington; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
Downloads: 58
[image]Twitchell Canyon Fire - NASA
Twitchell Canyon Fire in central Utah is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 24 crew member on the International Space Station (ISS). The Twitchell Canyon Fire near central Utah's Fishlake National Forest is reported to have an area of approximately 13,383 hectares (approximately 134 square kilometers, or 33,071 acres). This detailed image shows smoke plumes generated by several fire spots close to the southwestern edge of the burned area...
Keywords: What -- International Space Station (ISS); What -- Earth; Where -- Utah
Downloads: 31
[image]Pagami Creek Fire in northern Minnesota
Nearly two months after being ignited by lightning, the Pagami Creek Fire in northern Minnesota was nearly contained when Landsat-5 acquired this image on October 10, 2011. Since August 18, the fire has been burning in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Superior National Forest. As of October 11, the fire had burned 92,682 acres and was 82 percent contained. Apart from a faint hint of smoke, there is little sign of current fire activity in the image...
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[image]Fires in British Columbia, Canada - NASA
Multiple clusters of fires burned in British Columbia, sending a thick plume of smoke over the Pacific Ocean in mid-August 2010. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer MODIS on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image on August 13. East of the snowcapped Coast Mountains, numerous fires, many of them clustered into large groups, send smoke plumes toward the south-southwest and west-southwest...
Keywords: What -- Columbia; What -- Aqua; Where -- Pacific Ocean; Where -- Vancouver; Where -- Canada
Downloads: 2
[image]Fires in Central Africa - NASA
People in Africa have used fire for hundreds, possibly thousands, of years as an agricultural and land management tool. In the dry season, they set fires to clear brush and dead vegetation from farm and grazing land and to deal with household trash. As the rainy season migrates north and south across the continent each year, a wave of widespread fires precedes its arrival. This image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA«És Aqua satellite from July 8, 2009, sho...
Keywords: What -- Aqua; Where -- Tanzania; Where -- Zambia
Downloads: 26
[image]Twitchell Canyon Fire, Utah - NASA
A lightning strike on July 20, 2010, started the Twitchell Canyon Fire in Utah. More than two months later, the fire continued to burn and had consumed 44,000 acres in the Fishlake National Forest. Weather conditions have continued to be conducive to burning, with low humidity, high winds, and thunderstorm activity, all of which increase the hazard of the fire. Over 500 fire fighters were working to establish fire breaks and to direct fight the flames, which were 30% contained on October 1, acco...
Keywords: What -- ASTER; What -- Terra; Where -- Utah
Downloads: 76
[image]Fourmile Canyon in Colorado - NASA
The MODIS instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image of the fire at 2:40 p.m. local time on September 7, 2010. The red outline corresponds with the unusually high surface temperatures associated with an active fire. Credit: NASA/MODIS
Keywords: What -- Aqua; Where -- Colorado
Downloads: 27
[image]Fires in Northwest India - NASA
Hundreds of fires were burning in northwest India when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite acquired this image on October 26, 2010. The fires are outlined in red. Though no single fire is large or particularly smoky, the fires cumulatively produce a heavy veil of smoke that swaths northern India and Pakistan. This cluster of fires burns every year in October and November...
Keywords: What -- Aqua; Where -- Pakistan; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Downloads: 70
[image]Pyrocumulonimbus Plume from Fires in Minnesota
Clouds of smoke from the Pagami Creek Fire continue to grow larger and thicker as the fire increases in acreage. NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite captured the plume on September 12, 2011 at 18:50 UTC (12:50 a.m. MDT). Fire personnel have escorted hundreds of campers out of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and more than 100 homes and 36 businesses have been evacuated on the eastern and southern reaches of the fire, according to the...
Downloads: 2
[image]Fires in Queensland, Australia - NASA
Multiple fires burned along the coast of Queensland, Australia, in late October 2009 and into November. Source: NASA/MODIS(Aqua)
Keywords: Where -- Australia
Downloads: 107
[image]Fires in Mozambique - NASA
September marks the end of the dry season in Mozambique. Grasses and brush are at their driest, waiting for the renewal that comes when the rains start in October. This means that September is also fire season in southeastern Africa. On September 15, 2010, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite acquired this image, hundreds of fires burned throughout Mozambique...
Keywords: What -- Aqua; Where -- Mozambique; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Downloads: 94
[image]Honey Prarie Fire in Okefenokee Swamp, Ga. Still Smoking
NASA's Terra satellite passed over the southeastern U.S. on Dec. 14, 2011 at 16:40 UTC (11:40 a.m. EST) and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument captured smoke (top right side of image) and fire signatures from the Honey Prarie fire still burning in the Okenfenokee Swamp fire in southeastern Georgia. According to Inciweb, the Honey Prairie continues to burn deep down into the dry peat on the west side of the refuge...
Downloads: 36
[image]Fires in South Central Russia - NASA
Wild fires and/or agricultural fires burned in south central Russia on October 10, 2009. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this true-color image the same day. Red outlines indicate hotspots where MODIS has detected unusually high surface temperatures associated with active fires. Not all of the fires emit discernible smoke, but the smokes plumes that are visible consistently blow toward the east...
Keywords: What -- Aqua; Where -- Russia; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Downloads: 51
[image]Northeastern Madagascar Agricultural Fires
Dozens of fires (red) were burning in eastern Madagascar on December 14, 2011 at 07:00 UTC (2 a.m. EST). The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image. Smoke is light-brown in this NASA satellite image, while fires are designated by a red dot. As much as a third of Madagascar burns annually, according to Wild Madagascar.org, as farmers set fires to clear land for agriculture and pasture...
Downloads: 51
[image]Fires in Oregon and Northern California - NASA
A handful of large fires were burning in Oregon and Northern California as fall approached in 2008. This image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite shows the two states on September 15. Places where MODIS detected actively burning fires are marked with red dots. According to the National Interagency Fire Center report on September 16, the Rattle Fire was an estimated 5,733 acres and 25 percent contained, and the Lonesome Complex was 5,886 acres ...
Keywords: Fires in Oregon and Northern California; What -- Aqua; What -- Earth; Where -- Oregon; Where -- California
Downloads: 59
[image]Fires in Eastern Siberia - NASA
Fires burned across eastern Siberia north of the Kamchatka Peninsula in early July 2010. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite captured this natural-color image on July 7, 2010. Red outlines indicate hotspots related to fires, and smoke plumes rise from those hotspots. The plumes blow in different directions, indicating different wind directions in the region...
Keywords: What -- Terra; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Downloads: 24
[image]Fires in Western Africa - NASA
Agricultural fires burned in western Africa on December 6, 2009. Source: NASA/MODIS(Aqua)
Keywords: What -- Orion
Downloads: 95
[image]Fires near Perth, Western Australia - NASA
Scattered bushfires in southern Western Australia spread smoke over Perth on December 15, 2009. Source: NASA/MODIS(Terra)
Keywords: Where -- Australia; Where -- Perth
Downloads: 97
[image]Fires in Western Australia
The Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology (AGBM) issued a Fire Weather Warning in the southwestern region of Western Australia at 4:00 p.m. WST on Thursday, December 1, 2011. Fires have been raging for over a week now in the southwestern portion of Western Australia. When NASA's Aqua satellite flew over the area on Nov. 23, 2011 at 06:05 UTC, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Instrument aboard detected fires (in red) and plumes of smoke (light gray)...
Downloads: 36
[image]Fires in Eastern China - NASA
Fires dotted the ground while smoke clogged the skies over eastern China in early July 2010. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite captured this natural-color image on July 6, 2010. Dozens of fires, marked by red outlines, appear south of Beijing. West of Bo Hai, skies are mostly clear, but smoke grows thick west of Shandong Bandao, and a thick plume of smoke blows seaward over that peninsula...
Keywords: What -- Terra; Where -- China; Where -- Beijing; Where -- Yellow Sea; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Downloads: 23
[image]Fires in Western Russia - NASA
Fires burned along the Volga River, not far from Nizhniy Novgorod, in early July 2010. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image on July 2, 2010. Red outlines indicate unusually warm surface temperatures associated with fires, and a thick plume of smoke blows from a cluster of fires toward the northwest. Farther away from the flames, the smoke thins and moves in different directions, apparently driven by changing winds...
Keywords: What -- Aqua; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC); Where -- Russia
Downloads: 23
[image]Fires in Botswana - NASA
Patches of black, scorched earth and pale gray plumes of smoke surround the Okavango Delta in this natural color image from October 15, 2010. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite acquired the image of Botswana. Red boxes outline active fires on the edges of the newly burned land. Since unnaturally straight lines define the burned land, it is likely that at least some of the large fires were intentionally set to manage vegetation...
Keywords: What -- Earth; What -- Terra; Where -- Botswana; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Downloads: 75
[image]Seasonal Fires in South Africa - NASA
Several large fires were burning in South Africa when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite acquired this image on September 15, 2010. Wind blows the thick plumes of pale brown smoke east over the Indian Ocean. The fires are outlined in red. Most of the fires were probably set by people who use fire as a tool to manage land, but some of the fires may be wildfires...
Keywords: What -- Aqua; Where -- South Africa; Where -- Indian Ocean; Where -- Mozambique; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Downloads: 79
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